Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Hoist The Tow-Bot Action Preschool Action Figure

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Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Hoist The Tow-Bot Action Preschool Action Figure, Ages 3-6 (Amazon Exclusive)
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  • 78 REVIEWS RESCUE BOTS
  • 82 REVIEWS EASY TO TRANSFORM
  • 21 REVIEWS TOW TRUCK
  • 70 REVIEWS SON LOVES
  • 25 REVIEWS WELL MADE
  • 64 REVIEWS GREAT TOY
  • 34 REVIEWS OLD GRANDSON
  • 64 REVIEWS GRANDSON LOVES
  • 48 REVIEWS LOVES THIS RESCUE
  • 11 REVIEWS LITTLE HANDS
  • 6 REVIEWS DEFINITELY RECOMMEND
  • 4 REVIEWS PLASTIC BAG
  • 7 REVIEWS HIGHLY RECOMMEND
  • 3 REVIEWS FRUSTRATION FREE
  • 8 REVIEWS LITTLE BOY
  • 9 REVIEWS GOOD QUALITY
  • 4 REVIEWS BACK AND FORTH
  • 7 REVIEWS PERFECT FOR YOUNGER
  • 5 REVIEWS YOUNGER KIDS
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Hoist the Tow-Bot figure converts easily

Top Positive Review


I had a ton of Transformers as a kid in the 80s and my mom saved a few. My 4 year old son likes to play with them but often needs help moving the 30 year old joints into place. I figured he’d like having his own new Transformer and that he might be able to do this one on his own.

This tow truck Transformer came in a frustration free brown box. I appreciated that it was easy to open and didn’t have a ton of plastic packaging but it could make it harder to gift because it’s not in a shiny retail box. The truck is a good size – maybe slightly larger than my classic Transformers and about right for little hands. It has sort of a blocky hollow plastic feel which isn’t great but it feels sturdy enough too. The tow arm and hook move which is cool but it’s a little too short to actually be able to hook up and pull another car.

The truck rolls along nicely and then transforms into a robot with a tough pose. There are about 3 moves needed to transform from truck to robot: the legs come down, the arms come out, and then the head flips up. My son showed me after a day that he had figured out how to do it, which makes me think he’ll enjoy changing it back and forth since he can do it on his own and the parts don’t get stuck much. The robot head doesn’t stay in place as well as I’d like but it’s pretty minor.

As an adult I kind of prefer the old school transformers that were metal and plastic, felt more solid, and more complex transformations, and extras like flip open parts or missiles that would fire or weapons you could clip on. For kids in the 3-7 range though, there’s something to be said for these basic transformers that are less fiddly, can be done without help, will survive some abuse and trips to the bathtub etc. Pretty cool!

Top Critical Review


The toy is small for $15. It transforms pretty cool so I think my 4 year old nephew will enjoy it. I wouldn??t purchase this for a kid older than 5 years.

Customer Questions & Answers


Is the tow just used to convert the bot? So it doesn’t really work?
Answer: It transforms into a tow truck and the boom can move, but it does not have string feed or removable hook to work like a wench.

Will this fit on the Optimus prime trailer when in vehicle mode?
Answer: Creo que si no estoy muy seguro

Why is hoist so expensive?
Answer:

Because there are horrible, heartless people in the world who buy up toys just to mark them up and capitalize on the shortage of certain characters. I saw it with Frozen toys and then with Hoist and Medic. I hope the people who do these things have to eat their stock and a large slice of humble pie. Thank you Hasbro fo??

Who is the manufacturer?
Answer: Play school

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